Category Archives: Small Business

The “Go To” Resource for Women Owned Businesses In Connecticut

Women’s Business Development Council in Connecticut, is a non-profit celebrating 20-years of helping women-owned business owners get on their feet and stay successful. Women starting small businesses in the state far outweighs men doing the same thing. Fran Pastore founded the Women’s Business Development Council, and over the 2-decades has helped nearly 20-thousand women, guiding them Read more…

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What’s Going On In Hartford? Go To weHartford.com

Two young women who founded a digital marketing company called Lumi Agency and located it in Hartford thought it would be a great idea to boost the city with its own website, so they developed  weHartford. While Cara Stellato and Melissa Melonson continue to build their agency, they’re busy trying to draw attention to the Capital City Read more…

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Connecticut’s Mobile Pub

  This is not your parent’s Shasta trailer. The two owners of “The Mobile Pub” are Marco Marcelo and Thomas Keane. A year and a half ago they decided to deck out a 1962, 14-foot Shasta caravan with a full bar including Connecticut craft beers and haul it around the state for weddings and other Read more…

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Mystic Supply Company

Another small business has arrived in Connecticut, this one was established just a month and a half ago, (June 2017) on the shoreline. It’s the Mystic Supply Company where American-made is king. Tomas Gates and Amma Pozzi are giving home-grown small businesses a place to be displayed and sold.  Amma’s portrait and wedding photography business is also housed Read more…

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Create Your Own Showstopping Sand And Snow Castles

A New Milford, Connecticut man got an idea to build a better sand castle and he’s turning that into a business. The lightbulb went off when Kevin Lane was on a vacation with his family in at Laguna Beach, California and “Create A Castle”  was born. Lane has fashioned plastic casings and other items and put Read more…

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Hannah Perry’s “Giggling Pig” Is Growing By Leaps And Bounds

On NYBERG we talk to a woman from across the pond who is turning her passion for children and art into quite a business. Her love for children was shaped in part by working as a nanny for a royal family in Switzerland. Hannah Perry, wrote and illustrated a children’s book in 2005, called “Picnics and Puddles, Read more…

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Mr. New Haven, Tony Rescigno

At the end of 2017, Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce President, Tony Rescigno, will call it quits. The 72-year old Rescigno has served the city in which he was raised for 17 years. He feels good about where he’s leaving the city and hopes to have a hand in hiring the chamber’s next chief. He wants Read more…

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Sally Jessy Raphael

In May of 2017, I got to spend some time with the first lady of TV daytime talk, Sally Jessy Raphael. Sally preceded Oprah by about three years. She brought her show to WTNH in June of 1987. I came to the station six months prior, so I got to see her nationally syndicated show Read more…

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One 6 Three, The Pizza Joint In New Haven

There’s a pretty new kid on the pizza block in New Haven, Connecticut. One-six-three, The Pizza Joint, in the East Rock section of town… dared to enter into a city where some of the nation’s most famous pies exist. This small business, opened in February of 2016, is owned by a young engaged couple who will marry Read more…

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Go For A Ride On The Elm City Party Bike

The Elm City Party Bike, a small business on wheels, is getting a lot of support from other businesses in New Haven. It arrived in in March and went public for the Saint Patrick’s Day parade, since then its owners have been booking dozens of two hour tours around the city. For 30-dollars you hop on board Read more…

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